Wan’t to know something cool? We can schedule blog posts! Right this second we are probably lazing by the pool in Fiji drinking coconuts! Even though we are out of the office/kitchen we still wanted to give you all a tasty recipe for the week! So here it is! A brand new brekky special… paleo banana cereal!
Here’s a fun fact: e & c used to be completely and utterly addicted to cereal. Yep, we would eat if for breakfast, afternoon tea and even dinner sometimes (this is actually where our ‘brinner’ term originated from).
When we started our paleo journey, this was definitely one of the hardest transitions (apart from bread… oh yeah, we used to be addicted to that too). We can definitely remember plenty of times when we were almost reaching for the cereal box – just out of habit and also laziness.
Some of our favourites were crunchy nut (aka sugar covered corn with peanuts) and nutri-grain (breakfast made of champions…right? right?! errrr WRONG!)
Anyway, those days are long gone and now we love making up a batch of our banana cereal clusters for the week, packed full of seeds and natural sweeteners (we love that we didn’t use honey in this recipe!) A cup of this with almond milk, coconut + extra cinnamon is definitely the merrymakers breakfast of choice.
Why is our milk pink you ask? Well we have started to whiz our almond milk up with some frozen raspberries! It’s like a smoothie…but in a bowl…seriously, so much deliciousness happens in our household each and every morning.
Try this out, you’ll either love it, or you’ll love it, there’s no other option…unless you don’t like bananas.
e + c
- 2 cups sunflower kernels
- 2 cups pumpkin seeds
- 3 cups unsweetened shredded or desiccated coconut
- 2 cups sesame seeds
- 2 tbs cinnamon
- 250g pitted dates, soaked in boiling water for at least 10 minutes and then drained
- 3 bananas
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- In a food processor (we use our Vitamix), whiz your soaked + drained dates and bananas.
- It should form a smooth paste.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl (sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, coconut, sesame seeds + cinnamon).
- Transfer the paste into the dry seed mix and mix really well.
- You might need to get your hands dirty!
- Allow it to cluster up - you want this to happen.
- On two lined baking trays, spread out the clusters evenly.
- Place the trays into your preheated oven and bake for around 20 minutes or until golden.
- Check every 5 minutes or so and mix around to make sure the edges don't burn.
- Once cooked to you liking, allow to cool.
- Store in an airtight container. We use about a cup as a serving size.
- Now go and enjoy...it even tastes good by itself as a trail mix! YUM! TRAIL MIX!
- Leave the dates out for less natural sugar!